- 5/22/13, The North Iowa Baseball and Softball games vs. Algona Garrigan at North Iowa tonight have been cancelled due to the weather. :
- 5/22/13, The Lake Mills vs. Rockford Baseball game at Lake Mills has been cancelled. :
- 5/22/13, The Forest City Park and Rec has cancelled all BB and SB practices for the 5th, 6th and 7th grades for today.:
- 5/24/13;Reminder that the Forest City CSD will have a one (1) hour early dismissal on Friday, May 24th.:
Britt Council starts budget work
NOT EVERYONE IS ABLE TO GET WHAT THEY ASK FOR. THIS SAYING MAY HOLD TRUE WHEN THE BRITT CITY COUNCIL PASSES ITS NEW BUDGET.
AT THEIR LAST MEETING, THE BRITT CITY COUNCIL REDUCED FUNDING REQUESTS FROM THE BRITT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE HOBO DAYS COMMITTEE, BUT MAINTAINED A $10,000 REQUEST FROM THE BRITT COUNTRY CLUB AS WELL AS OTHER BUDGET REQUESTS FROM THE HANCOCK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND AG MUSEUM, DRAFT HORSE COMMITTEE, AND HANCOCK COUNTY FAIR COMMITTEE.
EARLY BUDGET FIGURES SHOW THE GENERAL FUND TAX LEVY AT $17.063 PER $1,000 OF VALUE COMPARED TO $16.93 FOR THIS LAST FISCAL YEAR.
ACCORDING TO BRITT COUNCILMAN CURT GAST, HE’D RATHER SPEND $10,000 ON THE BRITT COUNTRY CLUB THAN $14,500 ON A DERELICT BUILDING, REFERRING TO THE BUILDING THAT THE BRITT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS RENOVATING. THE COUNCIL CUT THE BRITT CHAMBER’S REQUEST TO $5,000, THE SAME AS WHAT THE BRITT INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS GIVING THEM.
THE BRITT CITY COUNCIL ALSO REDUCED THE $20,000 REQUEST FROM THE HOBO DAYS COMMITTEE TO $13,000. ACCORDING TO MAYOR JIM NELSON, THE HOBO DAYS COMMITTEE KEEPS GIVING MONEY AWAY. FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW, THE HOBO DAYS COMMITTEE HAS DONATED MONEY TO THE VFW AND VETERANS PARK, NELSON SAID.
THE BRITT CITY COUNCIL PLANS TO GIVE THE HANCOCK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND AG MUSEUM $2,000 AND $1,000 RESPECTIVELY, THE DRAFT HORSE SHOW $3,500, AND THE COUNTY FAIR $1,000. THE COUNCIL ALSO ADDED $1,000 TOWARD THE KITCHEN IN THE NEW COMMUNITY BUILDING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.